Leeds United Complete Double Signing of Joe Gelhardt and Jack Harrison

Leeds United Gelhardt Harrison

Leeds United have secured the signatures of both Jack Harrison and Joe Gelhardt ahead of their return to the Premier League this season.

Leeds United Sign Joe Gelhardt and Jack Harrison

Whites Move to Add Harrison and Gelhardt to Attacking Ranks

The Whites have signed Gelhardt on a four-year deal from Wigan Athletic whilst Harrison re-joins on loan from Manchester City.

There is the option to make Harrison’s move permanent next summer. The winger has spent the previous two seasons at Elland Road.

Leeds won the Championship by ten points to secure an overdue return to England’s top flight.

Wigan Athletic Starlet Joe Gelhardt Joins Leeds United

Leeds have won the race to sign Wigan’s 18-year-old striker Joe Gelhardt for an undisclosed fee. Gelhardt, who has featured for multiple England youth sides, signs a deal to keep him in Yorkshire until 2024.

The forward has made a further 20 appearances across all competitions since making his debut aged just 16 in August 2018.

The youngster spoke of his delight at completing the move with Leeds’ club website, stating, “I’m made up, it’s a massive club.

“I’ve watched Leeds a few times on television and the side play with very high intensity and don’t stop working until the 90th minute, I think that suits my style of play and I like working hard.”

The Englishman also expressed his excitement about working under Marcelo Bielsa, adding, “He is a great manager and hopefully I can develop under him.”

Jack Harrison Rejoins Leeds With View to Permanent Deal

The Championship winners also moved to bring Jack Harrison back to the club after a successful loan spell last season. It means the ex-New York City FC player will play his third season in Yorkshire.

Harrison and Leeds were reportedly meant to decide on whether to make his move permanent this summer, but it will now be delayed until next summer.

The Manchester City loanee featured 49 times for the Whites last season, netting six times. His contract with the Manchester club expires next summer so a permanent deal looks highly likely.

Harrison told the club website that he was “delighted to be back” at Elland Road.

He added: “I’m excited to get going in the Premier League. We know as a group it’s going to be a challenging season, but we’re more than ready for it.”

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